Peninsula Fly Fishers

Shad Fishout #2 Lower Sacramento River with Jason Thatcher

  • June 13, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Woodson Bridge Recreational Area in Corning CA
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Lower Sacramento Shad Fishout with

Jason Thatcher June 13

Trip Description :

Jason Thatcher's Company River Pursuit Guide Service (RPGS) will provide Jet boats to shuttle anglers to different locations for wade/swing fishing. He will also accommodate anglers in fishing from the boat. (No Studs Please) Be sure to bring waders. Assistance with techniques will be given, however, this would not include casting instruction. His Guide Group will provide a BBQ shore lunch and bottled water. Please bring any other special drinks you may want. Beer is fine but please avoid hard alcohol especially with the hot weather. Guides involved with this trip will be 'full-time' guys and USCG 6 pack licensed and liability insured.

Here is Jason's Website for review:

 Some PFF members may want to combine this fishout with Shad #1 American River for 2 consecutive days of fishing. But this is not required



Woodson Bridge Recreation Area in Corning CA, however, given the nature of migratory fish Jason may need to adjust as the date gets closer. PFF will keep all attendees updated with specific location.  

Gear Suggestions:

Anglers will need to provide their own wading gear, equipment and flies. No studded boots please. Hats, Glasses and plenty of sun Screen. Recommend a 6 or 7 weight, single or twohand rod. For fishing from the boat use a type 3 full sink. Avoid tapered leaders and Jason'suggests bringing an assortment of different colored flies with a selection of fairly small, very sparsely dressed ones in chartreuse, orange, red, and pink. Flies will be discussed at the June 4th workshop.

Trip cost:

$250 per Rod for the Day. 8 rod Minimum, 12 Rod Maximum

Deadline for Signup: June 7

FishMaster: Patrick Stauter

Optional Private Float

Jason has offered the members who attend the Shad fishout an opportunity for a Sunday (14th)Float trip in a Drift Boat.

For any anglers interested in staying over and fishing for trout/steelhead above Red Bluff (30 min north) on Sunday, Jason can arrange multiple drift boats with enough advanced notice. You would be drifting 12-16 miles and doing a combination of indicator nymphing and 'high sticking'/ tight-line nymphing with the very real possibility of throwing some streamers (depending on a number of variables).

Cost for the drift trips is $250 per rod which includes equipment, flies, and lunch. You would be primarily fishing from the boat unless otherwise requested (so no waders needed...shorts n flip flops). Jason only uses other full-time guides for the drift trips so please let Him know if multiple boats are needed ASAP so he can hire out first 1st choice guys. Jason'e goal is to keep the groups together on the same stretch of river and rally everyone up for a group BBQ lunch and end the day as a group.

Jason's Contact information: 916-997-2765 Email

If you have questions, Please give me a call 415-509-2731

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